Local Leaders Join Red Cross California Northwest Chapter Board of Directors

Santa Rosa, CA – August 16, 2018 — The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the California Northwest Chapter held its annual meeting in June and elected six new members to the board.

The new board members bring diverse experiences to this leadership body, including decades of experience in communications, emergency response, public health, and the wine and financial industries of the North Bay area. The new members began their terms effective July 1. The newly elected board members are:

  • Dan Brattain, Cal-Ore (Brookings/Del Norte)
  • Caroline Shaw, Jackson Family Wines (Sonoma)
  • Kimberly Baldwin, Wipfli (Lake)
  • Lt. Luciana Ganley, US Coast Guard (Sonoma)
  • Nate Weis, Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars (Napa)
  • Tyler Duchynski, Sonoma Academy (Sonoma)

“We are wrapping up an extraordinary year,” said Jeff Baumgartner, Executive Director of the America Red Cross California Northwest Chapter. “More than 4,000 volunteers stepped up for 118 local disaster responses. They helped more than 3,200 local families facing disasters large and small; installed almost 500 smoke alarms to make families safer; taught lifesaving skills like first aid, CPR and AED to more than 9,500 residents; and assisted more than 300 members of the armed forces.”

Baumgartner also thanked the board’s outgoing members, Ty Comstock, Kevin Haslebacher, Cate Bugbee-Tzannes, Shynie Lu, Patrick Foley, and Jackson Phillips, for a combined 19 years of service to the board.


About American Red Cross of the California Northwest
With office locations in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties, the American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. For more information, visit our website at redcross.org/calnw or call us at 1-707-577-7600. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.